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. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> jon: 'tis true. for nearly 80 years rupert murdoch has had, for lack of a better term, the "run of the planet." dominion over all that he surveys. but yesterday, july 19, in the year of our murdoch 2011, was the day that the aussie iconoclast had to accept that ultimately he is responsible for the fiasco. >> mr. murdoch, do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> jon: oh, how the mighty have -- wait. what was that again? >> if you are not responsible, who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it, and then maybe the people they trusted. [laughter] >> jon: i can see how this is a very humbling day for mr. murdoch. a man of his stature is not accustomed to throwing subordinates under something so lowly as a bus. [laughter] yes, the number 23 bus to piccadilly circus was a rougher ride than normal, as the streets of london were apparently lined with the freshly strewn news corp employees hastily jettisoned by grandpa disappointment. but as you know, in every cloud there is a silver -- or in this case di
here pummeling an idiot. [laughter] you know, i bet when rupert murdoch was 38 years old, he had no idea that somewhere out there in the world was a baby girl named wendi who would one day save his life. [laughter] but it wasn't just her ultimate fighting skills that captivated a nation. it was the clear displeasure that she took in listening to those who would question her husband. that is a look that says, "easy, girls. your time is near." that is a scowl. the last time i saw a look of disapproval that even came close the that is when welly geist stared down mark halperin after halperin called president obama a dick. >> i became part of the joke, but that's no excuse. i made a mistake, and i'm sorry. i shouldn't have said it. [laughter] >> jon: i wonder if wendi deng would approve of willie geist's scowl. no. seriously, her scowl puts his scowl... makes his scowl almost look like approval. you know what that means, scowl-off. let me try. here we go. oh, boy, i feel terrible. rushing this morning to get a cab, and i accidentally knocked someone over. i know, willie, bad. i'm sor
. (laughter) of course, the whole business was prelude to today's main event. rupert murdoch and his son james appearing before parliament's committee on culture, media, sport, and vowel-shaped furniture. (laughter) confess before the u-shaped desk of contrition! don't make us bring in the e! (laughter) the whole day of testimony was amazing but perhaps no moment more remarkable than murdoch interrupting his son's opening statement. >> of the "news of the world" newspaper... >> before you get to that, i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. (laughter). >> jon: not so humble you couldn't wait for your turn to talk! (cheers and applause) by the way, that was before some idiot tried to pie murdoch. the young woman in pink, whose lightning reflex and devastating... her lightning reflex and devastating chuck norris-esque hand speed subdued the miscreant. that woman is, in fact, rupert murdoch's wife wendy. now, i am not a big proponent of the four decade marriage age gap. but... (laughter). ... if ever there was a situation where it would pay dividends... (lau
, pregnant people take up a lot of room, and... oh, oh. anyway, that was rupert murdoch. what about england's second most powerful man, david cameron, whose hiring of the former "news of the world" editor andy colson as his press secretary despite colson having resigned in the first round of "news of the world" accusations. >> crunch time for david cameron. lawmakers are determined to ask him questions about what many consider an uncomfortably close relationship between him and rupert murdoch's empire. cameron ended a trip to africa early to make this appearance. >> jon: wow. ended a trip to be openly questioned by parliament. okay. i'll bite. if he's willing to do this, i imagine it's pretty cushy and life, all crumpets and coffee wag hers. >> can you now explain why he failed to act on clear information and why those around him built a wall of silence between the facts and the prime minister? >> what action if any was taken to investigate what appears to have been disgraceful and illegal conduct close to the heart of government? >> can he tell us whether he has any other dodgy characters
's not the point, jon. the point is as of yesterday it's owner rupert murdoch himself 166 years old, shut it down in disgrace. >> jon: i actually don't think murdoch is -- >> again, that's not the point. >> jon: all right (laughter) >> the point is, do you know how hard it is to disgrace a british tabloid, jon? the news of the world are the people who hired a private dect tough learn if freddie mercury had hiv, it's true. also the people whose crusade against peta files led to a lynch mob attack. and attacks on the home of a pediatrician. >> jon: well, i could see how you could make that mistake, peta file, pediatrician. so wonderful, your tabloid reporters are scum bags. our real press, our legitimate press is talling down on the job. political coverage is atrocious. they weren't just covering the casey anthony trial. they funded it, look at this. >> the anthony family is paying for casey's defense. in part, her lawyer says, with money from licensing home videos and family photos to abc news and other media outlets. >> what we believe is a $200,000 payment that was made to her and her attorney b
, my gosh, i'm so >> stephen: tonight, will a scandal bring down rupert murdoch? no. then a new threat from gitmo detainees. if they get any more dangerous, we might have to charge them with something. and my guest is jose antonio vargas, who recently admitted being an illegal immigrant. my original guest was the american whose job he stole. who has two thumbs and is incredibly bad at gesturing at himself? this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central [theme song playing] [cheering and applause] te
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